... to a virgin engaged [espoused] to a man whose name was Joseph of the house of David. - Luke 1:27
Here is a young couple, espoused according to the custom of the day, but not yet living together. No one in Nazareth is wealthy, so we are not wrong in seeing them as poor in this world’s goods. However, there is wealth in Joseph’s heritage. He is of the house of David, long deprived of earthly kingdoms but very much alive in the hearts of Israel as the source for the Messiah.
Let us reflect in prayer on our ancestors, those to whom we owe life and family name, and let us give thanks.